OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory Tour 

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Join us on our newest tour to Davagh Sky Park, Davagh is one of only TWO International Dark Sky locations on the island of Ireland and the only ONE that can be found in Northern Ireland.

What is an International Dark Sky?

Most of us live under 'Sky-Glow', a sky which is illuminated by artificial light, known as light pollution. Not here. OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory in Davagh Forest is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland. It is one of two Dark Sky Parks on the island of Ireland and is the 78th area in the world to be accredited as an International Dark Sky Park. 'An International Dark-Sky Park (IDSP) is a land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment, and that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, and/or cultural heritage resource, and/or for public enjoyment.'    

OM - The meaning of the name!

OM (or Aum) is the sound of the universe. It is also connected to Ogham pronounced ['o:m] Ogham is an ancient Irish alphabet, represented by a series of marks on stones and it is the earliest written source of the Irish Language dating back to the 4th Century AD - there is an Ogham stone located here at Davagh. There is also significance in the shape of the letter in the word OM with 'O' - a circle, symbolizing the shape of the stone circles at Beaghmore, the planets and stars in the sky above, and the round shape of Davagh (the cauldron) in which OM is located. 'M' symbolizes the shape in the landscape of the Sperrins from the undulations of the mountains to the treetops of the forest and even the shape of the standing stones we still see today.

 

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Whilst we have been away and forced to stop our tours, we have updated our Health and Safety Policy, Cleaning Procedures and a Customer Charter. In addition to this, Risk Assessments have also been carried out an updated for each procedure that we follow. An extensive clean of our premises has been completed and now we have been approved by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board as 'GOOD TO GO'.

So whichever tour of ours you decide to join, your safety and the safety of our colleagues is our top concern.

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OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory - 155 Davagh Rd, Omagh BT79 8JQ, UK
  • Check-in at 4:00pm
  • Depart Belfast at 4:30pm
  • Arrive at Davagh at 6:00pm
  • Light Show
  • Solar Walk
  • Sky Observatory
  • Depart Davagh at 8:30pm
  • Arrive in Belfast at 10:00pm
  • Check-in at Irish Tour Tickets, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast at 4:00pm
  • Tour departs from Irish Tour Tickets Shop, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast. BT2 7BA (facing the Grand Opera House) at 4:30pm
  • Drop off in Belfast City Centre at approx 10:00-pm

PLEASE NOTE: ALL TIMINGS ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. IRISH TOUR TICKETS WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR DELAYS.

  • Luxury coach.
  • Tea and biscuits
  • Free cancellation of booking up to 7 days before departure date, no admin fee imposed.
  • Anything canceled within 7 days will not be refunded.
  • Cancellation of some attractions may not be accepted. These are set forth by the attractions themselves and not Irish Tour Tickets.
  • Irish Tour Tickets are not made liable for any closures of attractions due to extreme weather.
  • All tours operated by Irish Tour Tickets are subject to minimum numbers.